Year of the Dog Day 308

I popped to my parents this afternoon and as I was parking up I noticed a nice looking dog down the street and as my husband was with me and Ethan I ran down to say hello. I met beautiful Jess, a German pointer and Border Collie cross. Jess is a friendly girl and she looked into my eyes to say hello! Jess is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs home. She was taken in as a stray so they don’t know much about her back story but she had definitely had some training. Jess came to live with her current humans when she was 18 months old. Jess’s human sister loves her to bits and likes to dress her up; Jess was a pumpkin for Halloween!

Beautiful Jess!

Beautiful Jess!

Name: Jess

Breed: German Pointer and Border Collie cross

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Mara bone treats

Favourite toy: Any squeaky and furry toys!

Favourite pastime: Sitting on his human sister knee, Jess thinks she’s a lap dog!

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Year of the Dog Day 306

I went to pick up Ethan from my parents early today so it was still light when I went in search for a dog. As I got to the bottom of the street I spotted a really happy, beautiful Border Collie so I went to say hello. Scout has such a pretty face, she’s a lovely girl! Scout is named after a character in To Kill a Mockingbird, it’s her human mummy’s favourite book. Scout’s doggy parents are both working dogs, his mum herds sheep and his dad herds cows!

Beautiful Scout!

Beautiful Scout!

Name: Scout

Breed: Border Collie

Age:17 months old (human years)

Favourite food: Scout eats Wainwrights, her human daddy isn’t sure that it’s her favourite thing to eat though!

Favourite toy: Scout has lots of toys which she likes; she especially likes tennis balls!

Favourite pastime: Chasing bikes, she likes to herd them!

Year of the Dog Day 294

It’s been really rainy all day today so I had to wait for a break in the rain until I went looking for a dog! I went round to my parents house and when the rain wasn’t too bad I headed down the street. I was lucky because I spotted a dog straight away, a very handsome Border Collie. Toby is a really friendly boy and he’s so well behaved, he sat very still so that I could take a picture! The human that bread him is a photographer so he’s always good at having his picture taken! He’s also very clever and can do lots of tricks, he showed me spinning round and playing dead, he loves training! Toby is very calm for a Border Collie, his humans have had two others and he’s much more chilled than they were!

Handsome Toby!

Handsome Toby!

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Name: Toby

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Liver and  fish

Favourite toy: Football

Favourite pastime: Toby loves playing with his girlfriend, a retired Guide Dog. They play with each other in the field every morning and when she’s on holiday Toby will sit at the gate waiting for her, so sweet!

Year of the Dog Day 270

I’m working today and I actually managed to get ready in good time (I’m normally really slow on a Sunday) so I had enough time to pop to the park before work! As soon as I arrived I spotted a couple walking 2 very cute dogs! Amber and Scamp are very friendly, I gave them both a good stroke! They are both rescue dogs Amber is from Leigh Cats and Dogs Home and Scamp was found tied up outside a golf course. Fortunately he was taken to his current humans sons vets and that’s how he came to live with them. I know I’ve said this before but I really don’t understand why people abandon dogs, if they really don’t want them why don’t they take them to a rescue centre? Amber and Scamp get on well together but Scamp has little dog syndrome and barks at all other dogs!

Gorgeous Amber and Scamp!

Gorgeous Amber and Scamp!

Name: Amber

Breed: Border Collie and Retriever cross

Age: 17 years old (human years)

Favourite food: JD Dog Food

Favourite toy: Frisbee’s and squeaky toys

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Name: Scamp

Breed: Jack Russell and Chihuahua cross

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: JD Dog Food

Favourite toy: Scamp doesn’t play with toys!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Year of the Dog Day 264

I only took a short lunch in work today so I had to wait until I got back to Bolton to look for a dog. I parked up at my parents house and went in search for a dog. To be honest I was pretty tired tonight and was a little disheartened when there didn’t seem to be any dogs about, but then I spotted a man walking 4 really happy dogs! I decided to take a picture of Maddie as her human thought she might be the easiest to keep still, they are all very excited dogs! Despite being 10 years old Maddie is really active, she hardly keeps still! It was pretty difficult to get a picture of her but fortunately I did manage to get one! Maddie is a rescue dog, she was rescued from a rescue home in Leigh.

Beautiful Maddie!

Beautiful Maddie!

Name: Maddie

Breed: Border Terrier

Age: 10 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Sausage dog squeaky toy!

Favourite pastime: Chilling out!

Year of the Dog Day 262

We went for a day trip to Hardcastle Crags in Hebden Bridge today. It’s really beautiful there, what a gorgeous setting for the mill. There were lots of dogs about and I bumped into a beautiful French Bulldog on the bridge. Lola was a day trip out with Dennis a very handsome Border Collie so I decided to make them both my dogs of the day. I didn’t manage to get a picture of the two of them together though! Today was the first time that Lola and Dennis have met, they were getting on pretty well. I managed to give them both lots of strokes, they’re both very friendly!

Lola was with her humans daughter and she told me that her parents treat her a bit like a princess, Princess Lola! She gets to eat the best food and she gets fed at the same time on the dot every day! Lola even gets to go on holiday to France every year!

Dennis is a very obedient boy, they never need to put him on a lead! Dennis lives on a farm and is friends with some of the cows and horses. Dennis comes from a sheep herding family but hasn’t actually done it himself, he displays some sheep herding characteristics though. To get Dennis to stay still for a photo his human daddy held up a stick, he was very focussed on it!

Beautiful Lola!

Beautiful Lola!

Handsome Dennis!

Handsome Dennis!

Name: Lola

Breed: French Bulldog

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Royal Canin French Bulldog Dog food

Favourite toy: Balls, she also has a basket of toys!

Favourite pastime: Barking at the TV! There are some particular adverts which always make her bark!

Name: Dennis

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Steak!

Favourite toy: Ball!

Favourite pastime: Walking on the farm and going in water!

Year of the Dog Day 261

I gave my friend a lift home from the train station today and just I was parked up I spotted a man walking two lovely dogs. When I started talking to him I realised that I recognised him and one of the dogs; it was beautiful Daisy from Day 88. They lost another dog last year and they waited a few months until they got another one and beautiful Ebony came to live with them. Ebony is such an excited happy girl, she’s got a lovely big smile! Her and Daisy get on well despite Ebony always stealing her ball!

Beautiful Ebony!

Beautiful Ebony!

Name: Ebony

Breed: Labrador and Border Collie Cross

Age: 9 months old

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Ebony has had lots of toys which she rips apart. They have discovered that her favourite thing to play with is a rolled up ball of socks which she likes to chew and tug!

Favourite pastime: Playing!

Year of the Dog Day 241

I’m a lucky girl and I’m spending the weekend in the Lake District with some friends. There are loads of dogs in the Lake District so I know I’m going to have good dog spotting this weekend! We went for a little walk to the beach and I spotted a couple with 2 lovely looking Border Terriers and a very excited Border Collie so I went over to meet them. Fred, Alf and Buddy are all very lovely and friendly, I gave them all a stroke and especially Buddy who likes to lean in for a fuss! The dogs humans previously owned another Border Collie called Sam and they got Fred whist Sam was still alive. Unfortunately Sam had a stroke and so they got Alf to keep Fred company when Sam went. As it turned out Sam lived for another 2 years. After Sam passed they missed having a bigger dog. They popped to town one day and spotted a sign for Border Collie puppies for £25 so they went and bought handsome Buddy. They all get on really well, what a lovely bunch of dogs.

Handsome Alf, Fred and Buddy!

Handsome Alf, Fred and Buddy!

Fred and Alf

Fred and Alf

Buddy

Buddy

Name: Fred

Breed: Border Terrier

Age: 10 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Mint Imperials!

Favourite toy: Squeaky toys, he loves them!

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Name: Alf

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Alf hates squeaky toys so he removes the squeakers from Freds toys

Favourite pastime: Going for walks!

Name: Buddy

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 5 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Chasing his ball in the sea and going for walks!

Year of the Dog Day 235

My husband has put Turner and Hooch on for me for dog blogging inspiration! I totally love Turner and Hooch; even though I’ve seem it about 50 times it never fails to make me cry at the end, I love you Hooch!

I went for a walk at lunchtime today and spotted a very handsome Border Collie so I ran after them to say hello. I met lovely Toby, what a handsome boy! He was very focussed on his ball, I don’t think he took he’s eyes off it! I had to be pretty quick getting the photos today, Toby and his human were on their way to catch a bus, it was very good to stop for me. Toby lives with two cats, he loves them loads and they all sleep together. The cats even play fetch with Toby, how cute!

Handsome Toby!

Handsome Toby!

Name: Toby

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Toby will eat anything!

Favourite toy: Ball

Favourite pastime: Chasing his ball!

Year of the Dog Day 231

Me and Ethan went to Smithills Farm today, we had a great time. We got to see a baby donkey, piglets, cows, reindeers, two European eagle owls and many more great animals! I also got to see beautiful Lady the farm dog! I was hoping I would see a farm dog as I have had one on my blog yet! Lady is very friendly and gets to say hello to all of the visitors to the farm. She gets to run free all day keeping an eye on what’s going on in the farm and saying hello to all of the other farm animals. Lady has bad eye site so she doesn’t round up any sheep but she does enjoy rounding up the donkeys! When I first saw Lady I didn’t manage to get a good photo but fortunately I saw her a couple of times during my visit so I got to take a few more. I also got to give her a little stoke and even tickled her tum! Lady is friends with two other farm dogs, a German Shepherd and a Jack Russell.

Beautiful Lady!

Beautiful Lady!

Rounding up a horse!

Rounding up a horse!

Name: Lady

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Job: Farm Dog

Favourite food: Lady likes to steel bread off the donkeys!

Favourite toy: Lady loves to play with stones

Favourite pastime: Rounding up the donkeys!

Year of the Dog Day 228

I spotted a couple of dogs this morning including a Boston Terrier but I was having breakfast inside the Tate Modern so I didn’t manage to go out and meet them! I thought I might see one at the train station but I didn’t today so I popped to the park when I got back home. I spotted my neighbour with beautiful Lady from Day 1 (you can see her in the background of the photo) and Cassius from Day 47, I gave them both a little stoke. My neighbour then introduced me to Meg a lovely Border Collie cross. Meg is very nice, she’s really friendly and I gave her lots of fuss! Meg is a rescue dog from Manchester Dogs Home, her human daddy got her when she was 2 years old.

Beautiful Meg!

Beautiful Meg!

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Name: Meg

Breed: Border Collie cross. Meg’s human isn’t sure what she is crossed with, he said maybe a kangaroo as she used to jump really high in the air!

Age: 14 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Anything!

Favourite toy: Meg doesn’t play with toys, she used to love her ball when she was younger!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping

Year of the Dog Day 226

I went out at lunchtime today but the weather wasn’t great and I didn’t spot any dogs! I went to my parents after work with Ethan so I went for a little walk down the street. I bumped into gorgeous Bentley and his human mummy again and so we walked down the street together. We then bumped into handsome Loki too! I then spotted a very happy looking Border Collie up ahead so I dashed ahead to meet him! Alfie is a very friendly boy, he jumped up to say hello straight away! Alfie used to belong to his current humans daughters friends but they didn’t have enough time to look after him so he went to live in his current home. He goes for lots of long walks every day, he loves it and really loves fetching his ball, he can run really fast! Alfie does a strange thing, every time his humans answer the phone he jumps up high in the air, as high as their shoulders! They think he might do it for attention!

Handsome Alfie!

Handsome Alfie!

Name: Alfie

Breed: Border Collie (possibly crossed with a Whippet)

Age: 3 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Alfie eats dried food mixed with when food in gravy!

Favourite toy: Alfie loves squeaky toys, he has lots of them!

Favourite pastime: Running and playing fetch!

Year of the Dog Day 198

I went out at lunchtime today but I didn’t spot any dogs so I went for a walk to the park this evening. I spotted a couple walking 3 dogs so I went over to say hello. They were all very nice but I thought that it would be too difficult to get a picture of all of them so I decided to make handsome Max a Border Collie my dog of the day. Max is 19 years old, I believe he’s now the oldest dog to appear on my blog so far! He’s a bit deaf now and he’s not as fast as he used to be but he’s a lovely boy! He cuddled into me for a nice stroke and cuddle! Max lives with Kiara a Patterdale Terrier and Pippa an American Bulldog, they’re both very excited dogs and they all get on really well!

Handsome Max!

Handsome Max!

Name: Max

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 19 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Steak pie!

Favourite toy: Balls!

Favourite pastime: Max loves playing with a ball but he’s getting a bit too old to play fetch! He also likes going for walks!

Year of the Dog Day 176

I went to a meeting at the Central Library today and hoped I would see a dog then but I didn’t, so I went to the usual park when I got back to Bolton. As soon as I got there I saw a very nice looking Border Collie; Patch has a very friendly face and a very big smile!

Handsome Patch!

Handsome Patch!

Name: Patch

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 9 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Toast!

Favourite toy: Tennis ball!

Favourite pastime: Walking and running about!

Year of the Dog Day 146

I popped to the park after work today and I spotted a man walking 2 friendly looking dogs, Barney and Rolo. The man was walking Rolo for a friend; they both get on very well and were both very excited! I decided to make Barney my dog of the Day. Barney is a rescue dog from the Destitute Animal Shelter in Bolton, he was 2 years old when he went to live with his human. Barney is a cross between a Doberman and possibly a Border Collie.

Handsome Barney!

Handsome Barney!

Name: Barney

Breed: Doberman and Border Collie cross

Age: 4 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Cheese!

Favourite toy: Rugby ball!

Favourite pastime: Walking. Barney walked for 9 miles the other day! He also really enjoys curling up and having a sleep!

Year of the Dog Day 144

I popped to my brothers work today and spotted a lovely dog on the way out. Maisie is a real cutie, she looks like a little teddy bear! Maisie is a Border Collie but she’s quite a small one; at first I thought she might be a Border Collie and Corgi cross! Maisie is from a farm, she moved in with her humans when she was 3 months old.

Cute Maisie!

Cute Maisie!

Name: Maisie

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 6 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Biscuits!

Favourite toy: Maisie doesn’t play with toys!

Favourite pastime: Walking!

Year of the Dog Day 136

Is was my friends son Evan’s first birthday today so we went for a picnic in the park. It didn’t take long before I spotted a beautiful Border Collie that was playing football with her humans. I waited until they walked past and went over to say hello! Millie is a lovely friendly girl and although she’s 12 years old she still acts like a puppy! Millie likes to keep a safe distance between herself and her human siblings but she always makes sure she keeps a watchful eye on them; she’s very protective of them!

Beautiful Millie!

Beautiful Millie!

Name: Millie

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 12 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Roast Chicken but Millie isn’t really driven by food!

Favourite toy: Millie doesn’t play with toys!

Favourite pastime: Sleeping under the trampoline in the garden!

Year of the Dog Day 132

I went for a little walk at lunch time but didn’t spot any dogs so I went for a walk before I picked up Ethan from nursery. I got my exercise in today walking up a steep hill to the park! When I got to the top of the hill I spotted a very happy and active dog! Nell was very happy chasing her ball, she really loves it! We used the ball to get her to pose for me! Nell lives with her human sister Isla who’s only 9 months old!

Lovely Nell!

Lovely Nell!

Name: Nell

Breed: Border Collie and Labrador cross

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Bread and Mexican food!

Favourite toy: Her ball!

Favourite pastime: Chasing her ball; she really loves it!

Year of the Dog Day 106

I didn’t get chance to look for a dog in the day so I planned to pop to the park when I got back to Bolton, but it turned out that I bumped into a beautiful dog on the way to my car! I met really lovely Lassie, what a friendly dog, we got to have a hug! Lassie human mummy really wanted to get a dog but her dad wasn’t so sure so they named her Lassie after his boyhood dog to talk him round; good thinking! Lassie is a rescue dog from the Destitute Animal Shelter in Bolton http://www.animalshelter.org.uk/. She was rescued at 6 mouths old. Lassie lives with another dog called Dylan who’s 14 years old. They get on very well but she’s a bit nervous around other dogs, her human mummy thinks that something possibly happened to her before she was rescued.

Lassie’s human mum happens to be an animal photographer so I’ve asked her to give me some tips! You can check out her photos at https://www.facebook.com/jaderileyphotographyuk?fref=nf

Beautiful Lassie!

Beautiful Lassie!

Look at that smile!

Look at that smile!

Name: Lassie

Breed: Border Collie Cross

Age: 7 years old (human years)

Favourite food: Sardines, carrots and cheese. Lassie isn’t a massive eater though!

Favourite toy: She loves playing with her ball but she also has a soft toy puppy which she carries round by the neck and cuddles!

Favourite pastime: Walking. Lassie has walked up Snowden twice in the past year!

Year of the Dog Day 98

I went to my parents house with Ethan and as the weather was nice we went for a little walk. We didn’t go far when we bumped into a very handsome Border Collie called Glen. I’ve met Glen before as he lives with Millie from day 73 (she’s in the background). Glen is little bit shy with new people so it was difficult to get close to him to get a good photo! Glen is a rescue dog.

Handsome Glen!

Handsome Glen!

Name: Glen

Breed: Border Collie

Age: 2 years old (human years)

Favourite food: All food!

Favourite toy: Rope and a rubber ball

Favourite pastime: Walking! Glen also likes sleeping with his feet in the air!